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Creating a SP2010 Farm with local accounts in Server Mode #in #SP2010 #SharePoint

So, it’s the weekend and I have decided to build myself a SharePoint 2010 / Project Server 2010 development environment so I can play with some ideas at home as well as update my CodePlex projects.

Now in MOSS 2007 you used to be able to create a server farm connecting to a full SQL Server on the same box by not choosing Standalone mode during the setup.

In SharePoint 2010, it would appear that this is not the case using the GUI setup or even stsadm as it will not accept local accounts during the setup wizard

However in PowerShell you can.

The following articles have been useful during my setup process:

Blog: From The Field – http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blogs/fromthefield/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=112

MSDN Forums: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/sharepoint2010setup/thread/574bb98b-7751-4b23-a71b-857c6664804b

As a basic overview (and as a reminder to myself):

  • Install the pre-requisites
  • Install the binaries
  • Run the SharePoint 2010 Management Shall as the Server Administrator
    • PS Command:New-SPConfigurationDatabase

    Once you have done this, run the PSConfig GUI (Start > All Programs > Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products > SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration) and you will find that you are connected to the farm.

Do not disconnect and click next.  The standard wizard will now run and setup Central Administration for you.

This is running for me at the moment, so if I find any further gotchas I shall update this post.

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